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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 597864 - One Employee Killed, Two Injured By Exploding Propane Tank

Accident: 597864 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 08/02/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10929830708/03/19952621Ponderosa Georgia

Employee #1 was filling a small 20 lb propane cylinder tank. Employees #2 and #3 were standing in the vicinity of Employee #1. The cylinder ruptured, flying up and striking Employee #1 on the face and killing him. Employee #2, who was struck by the blast, suffered a broken right arm and injuries to his face. Employee #3 suffered an injury to his right eye and several cuts on the upper exposed skin of his face.

Keywords: eye, fracture, cylinder, rupture, explosion, high pressure, propane, struck by, arm, face

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109298307 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported
2 109298307 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
3 109298307 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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